Today, artists work in a globally influenced and culturally diverse world, and the artworks they produce are created through advancing technologies and evolving studio practices. Much like a mirror, contemporary art has the ability to reflect a unique perspective within a particular point in time, and it is important to look at art through this lens because it can embody a variety of perspectives on identity, values, and beliefs.
The objective of this assignment is to illustrate and synthesize the major question in the course which is,
In what ways do contemporary artists reflect our culture and society?
TERM PROJECT | POWERPOINT INSTRUCTIONS: As part of your Term Project, you will create a PowerPoint presentation about your proposed curated art exhibition. This Term Project | PowerPoint assignment should identify the name of your exhibition, thesis statement of your show, and the venue for the exhibition; it can be in a gallery, an art center, a museum, or out in public space. Also include an exhibition map that shows how the work is to be displayed. Be creative!
To start, make slides for each of the artists with a bit about the artist and the work as it pertains to your thesis. Then create a slide of a piece of art that fits your theme with a label that gives: title, medium, dimensions (if dimensions can’t be found put “Not found”), and year. For those who are wondering, it is okay to have more than 10 slides, if you wish. Once you have created your PPT export it as a PDF file to ensure that you have locked in your formatting. Also, please review the sample PowerPoint and follow the outline below. The Term Project | PowerPoint is a required assignment – you must submit this assignment and receive a C- or higher in order to be eligible to pass the course.
TERM PROJECT | POWERPOINT EXAMPLE: To aid you further in your Term Project | PowerPoint creation, I have gone ahead and provided you with an example document from past semesters.
Term Project Powerpoint_Example.pdf
ASSIGNMENT FORMATTING, SUBMISSION & GRADING: Once you have created your PPT export it as a PDF file to ensure that you have locked in your formatting. Upload your PDF file to the Canvas submission portal. See the syllabus Appendix C for additional writing resources, detailed instructions, and tutorials on how to format, submit, and re-submit this assignment.
**Note: You will have the opportunity to revise your Term Project | PowerPoint assignment once it is graded and only if it is turned in on-time.**
PLEASE NOTE: The Term Project is a two part assignment: PROPOSAL & ESSAY + POWERPOINT. All assignments within the Term Project are required to pass the course, you will need to score a C- or higher grade (Proposal | 70+ points, Essay | 280+ points & PowerPoint | 70+ points) on all components, as it fulfills the Scholarship In Practice [SIP] requirement for this course. Please use the appropriate assignment submission tools for each of these assignments.
Term Project | PowerPoint + Outline:
• TITLE PAGE (FIRST SLIDE – NOT INCLUDED IN THE SLIDE COUNT):
o Please identify the name of your exhibition and your own name.
• SLIDE IMAGES (BODY OF POWERPOINT – 10+ SLIDE COUNT):
o Make slides for each of the artists with a section about the artist and the work as it pertains to your thesis.
o Then create a slide of a piece of art that fits your theme with a label that gives: title, medium, dimensions (if dimensions can’t be found put “Not found”), and year
o The images should be a crisp, easy to view, and no larger than 2 MB in size.
o You must include captions for all images giving information about their source.
You will most likely have a variety of images in the PPT such as an image of each artist, images of work they have done in the past, or images about the cultural/societal theme being addressed, etc. So, not all of the image captions will be the same.
If you use a picture of an artist’s work, please put a caption on it that includes the title, medium, dimensions, year, and URL source.
If you use an image from a website to describe and illustrate your ideas, please put the name of the website and url as the caption. I just need to know where ALL of the images came from.
• SLIDE TEXT (BODY OF POWERPOINT – 10+ SLIDE COUNT):
o Include a thesis statement for your exhibition.
o Identify the venue for said exhibition.
o Include an exhibition map that shows how the works will be displayed. Be creative! It can be drawn by hand or digitally rendered.
o According to the Purdue Owl website, text that you may include within your PPT proposal does not require footnotes or endnotes, but your PPT does need to have a source page/Bibliography showing that you have given credit to all the art, information, and ideas that are being shared.
• BIBLIOGRAPHY (LAST SLIDE – NOT INCLUDED IN THE SLIDE COUNT):
o Please list the sources used for this assignment on your last slide. These can be the same sources from your paper plus any new sources related to images that you include.
o This should be formatted using the Chicago Manual of Style Format.
• UPLOAD: Acceptable file formats for this assignment are PDF only.